MorphOS, OS4, and Linux on same machine?
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    phx
    Posts: 60 from 2005/3/29
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    I just wanted to mention that NetBSD/ofppc also works fine on the Pegasos2 and supports all available devices, including Firewire and Gigabit ethernet.

    And unlike Linux or other BSDs we won't abandon Pegasos support. I can guarantee it, because I am the author of the port. ;-)

    I'm running three operating systems on my Peg2 (MorphOS/OS4/NetBSD).

    If you want to try it, download a recent snapshot from nyftp.netbsd.org. The last release (5.1) is old and doesn't boot from Amiga RDB partitions.
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    Henes
    Posts: 507 from 2003/6/14
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    Have you tested it on a partition located beyond or crossing the 1TB boundary?
    Linux's RDB support is broken there.
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    phx
    Posts: 60 from 2005/3/29
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    Good question. I have no disk larger than 500GB, so I never tried it. The RDB support code is nearly identical to NetBSD/amiga.
    When looking at the source there might be a problem with partitions larger than 2TB or starting after a 2TB boundary. This needs to be checked. Thanks.
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    CountRaven
    Posts: 563 from 2007/12/11
    From: Greece
    Quote:

    I just wanted to mention that NetBSD/ofppc also works fine on the Pegasos2 and supports all available devices, including Firewire and Gigabit ethernet.

    And unlike Linux or other BSDs we won't abandon Pegasos support. I can guarantee it, because I am the author of the port.

    I'm running three operating systems on my Peg2 (MorphOS/OS4/NetBSD).

    If you want to try it, download a recent snapshot from nyftp.netbsd.org. The last release (5.1) is old and doesn't boot from Amiga RDB partitions.


    IS there support for the Pegasos 1 board?
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    phx
    Posts: 60 from 2005/3/29
    From: Herford, Germany
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    IS there support for the Pegasos 1 board?


    I'm quite sure the kernel would support Pegasos 1. The problem is booting it.
    The OpenFirmware implementation on the Peg1 is badly broken. I can neither boot from network nor from an installation CD using the OFW-seek and read methods. I even had a tester who tried to boot from an MSDOS partition.
    I would need a Pegasos1 myself to find a workaound.


    [ Edited by phx 30.11.2011 - 17:45 ]
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 11571 from 2003/5/22
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    Update:

    > AFAIK the only Linux distributions that should have out of the box Pegasos II
    > support in their most recent versions are Debian, Gentoo and Crux.

    Now maybe openSUSE as well:

    http://www.powerdeveloper.org/forums/viewtopic.php?p=16751#p16751
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